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3 hrs ago | Daily Kos
On Friday, a former Catholic Priest was found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic. Apparently, the same priest also has a former conviction of child molestation in 1990.
5 hrs ago | Daily Kos
One of the sad things about the political debate in this country is the convenient way the elites and the press want us to forget history. The Iraq War and its devastation to people around the world? Vietnam? Chile? Pfft...that was so yesterday .
6 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Colorado Socialists Helen Schloss and A. Marians are now in Trinidad Jail, a jail were conditions are so vile that it stands condemned by the State Board of Health. Also a guest of that foul lodging establishment is John Murray, Appeal correspondent.
10 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
So far, taxpayers in Idaho have spent $71,477 for the state to defend its ban on same-sex marriage. Most of that chunk has gone directly to Monte Neil Stewart, a private attorney contracted to prepare briefs and represent the state during arguments.
14 hrs ago | The Progressive
At a Federalist Society event in Washington D.C. last November, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes "one of our favorite jurists," and joked about appointing her to the U.S. Supreme Court if elected president. "We are on the eve of an election," Sykes said, indicating that she would like to immediately put one of Walker's signature pieces of legislation in place for November's vote.
Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration's plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public.
Footage of the moments immediately following the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August shows a witness on the scene saying the unarmed 18-year-old's hands were raised when he was killed. The cell phone footage, released by CNN, of two construction workers at the scene early last month appears to support accounts by other witnesses that Brown was retreating or surrendering when he was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, legal experts said on Friday.
"Until this part of the world," Jon Stewart explains, "starts to see past sectarian lines and national borders that, OK, we drew - we'll give you that - the U.S. can't fix this ... by waving a magic bomb."
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting in Jedda with ten Middle Eastern foreign ministers produced a communique on Friday, but little more. The regional states promised to do more to stop the transit across their territory of volunteer vigilantes seeking to join the so-called "Islamic State" of Iraq and the Levant and to stop their citizens from sending money to the extremists.
To the extent that the U.S. public is newly, and probably momentarily, accepting of war - an extent that is wildly exaggerated , but still real - it is because of videos of beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff. When 9-11 victims were used as a justification to kill hundreds of times the number of people killed on 9-11, some of the victims' relatives pushed back .
Ten militants have been taken into custody in connection with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai, a teenager who defied the Taliban with her outspoken calls for girls' education, a spokesman for the Pakistani military said Friday. The military spokesman, Maj.
A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find? Use a person's full name, without any title.
Originally posted at AcronymTV Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the one reason Roger Goodell will be forced out as NFL Commissioner, Violence in the NFL, Domestic violence. Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the creator and host of Acronym TV and the writer, director and producer of the documentary American Autumn: an Occudoc.
Recalled Arizona senate president , who proposed the state's controversial anti-immigration law, spoke on the The Russell Pearce Show to explain how he would fix public assistance programs, Phoenix New Times reports. "You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I'd do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations," he said.
Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray is notorious for using his workers as political props and pressuring them to donate to political candidates he supports, and now, he's being sued for the latter. In 2012, Murray drew a lot of bad publicity for the former, when he forced coal miners to be unpaid props for a Mitt Romney campaign speech.
Earlier this year, a federal judge ordered Indiana to recognize the marriage of same-sex couple Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, because Quasney is fighting stage four ovarian cancer. Now another couple facing the same dire circumstances has similarly found relief and will have their marriage recognized.
The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:36 pm
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